the groups of all people who are inclined to cross the gender line, including transsexuals, cross dressers, and gender benders. This is how the word is commonly used today. Referred to as the umbrella definition as it covers all behaviors that transcend traditional gender norms.
A term applied to an individual whose physical appearance and behaviors do not conform to traditional gender roles.
An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. For some transgender people, their birth-assigned gender and their own internal sense of gender identity do not match. The term may include but is not limited to: transsexuals, intersex people, cross-dressers, and other gender-variant people. Transgender people can be female-to-male (FTM) or male-to-female (MTF); or they may define themselves as something completely different than either of those two directions. Transgender people may or may not choose to alter their bodies, but most transgender people tend to perform their genders consciously, often with greater attention to detail than people who do not call themselves transgender.
A person who assumes some of the characteristics of the opposite sex, but retains the use of their genitalia in unmodified form. A blanket term used to refer to transsexuals, transvestites, show girls, and drag queens.
a state of maintaining and managing a dual-role (two gender roles) or living full-time in the opposite gender without the intervention of medical treatment - the term has developed ambiguously to encompass a variety of cross dressed lifestyles.
Transgender is used as an umbrella term that includes female and male cross dressers, transvestites, drag queens or kings, female or male impersonators, pre-operative, post-operative or non-operative transsexuals, masculine females, feminine males, all persons whose perceived gender or anatomical sex may be incongruent with their gender expression, and all persons exhibiting gender characteristics and identities which are perceived to be androgynous.
A general term to describe people who are inclined to cross the gender line, including transsexuals, trangenderists (full-time, non-surgical cross-dressers) and part-time cross-dressers.
An umbrella term for all who feel that they are outside the boundaries of biological sex and culturally determined gender expression; may include transsexuals, crossdressers, Two-Spirit people, drag performers, etc, and people who do not identify with their biological sex
Catch-all term for a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups centered on the full or partial reversal of gender roles; People who question their gender identity that differs from their physical sex. This may include cross dressers, transsexuals, intersexed and others.
A person whose anatomical sex and gender identity are not congruent. They may live full-time in their self-identified gender role and may use hormone therapy but do not feel the need for SRS (Sex Reassignment Surgery). Some people classify transgenders as "Non-Operative Transsexuals." Transgendered is also used by some as an umbrella term to include everyone from transvestites to transsexuals.
or TG--1) anyone who crosses gender boundaries, including, but not limited to, transsexuals and transvestites. 2) a person who lives mostly or completely in the gender not associated with their birth sex, but who does not identify as a transsexual.
A person who self-identifies as a gender (male or female) that is different from their biological sex. Some transgender persons seek gender reassignment surgery (a "sex change"), use hormone treatments, or alter their outward gender appearance; and some transgender persons do not.
Originally, this word meant (1) what are also known as full-time cross-dressers or nonsurgical transsexuals, people who live and work in the [other] (of their physical anatomical) [sex], continuously and for always. Now it also means (2) the group of all people who are inclined to cross the gender line, including transsexuals, cross-dressers, and gender benders together. This is the main way the word is used today, and is referred to as the "umbrella definition as it covers everyone. A few [people] use the word transgender as (3) a synonym for transsexual.
An umbrella term that includes individuals who have or want to change sexes or crossdress.
Transgender is often used as an umbrella term to describe people who do not fit into society's assigned gender roles. Transgender people usually make the transition from male to female, or vice versa, either with or without the assistance of hormones and/or surgery. This term is sometimes used interchangeably with transsexual, although transsexuals usually transition with hormones and/or surgery. (The Centre--the Community Centre Serving and Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, Bisexual People and their Allies)
A person who feels that they are a member of the opposite sex, that they have been trapped in their body all of their lives; this person may simply alter their image at times to appear as a member of the opposite sex or they may live their life as a member of the opposite sex. Some individuals use hormones to take on aspects of the opposite sex, i.e., men take female hormones to help develop breasts, women take male hormones to help grow facial and body hair. Some individuals undergo surgery to permanently alter their genitals to appear as members of the opposite sex.
An "umbrella" term referring to anyone who does not conform to one or more aspects of socially traditional expectations for men and woman presumed to be appropriate for one's assigned sex.
A person who was previously one gender and changed to the opposite gender by an operation.
Someone who crosses over or blurs gender lines, or does not ascribe to the socially dictated gender construction for their sex, i.e., a “butch” woman, feminine gay man, drag queen, etc.
This term may be used differently by those who identify with the label. It may mean, one who mentally and emotionally identifies as a different gender to the one they have been assigned by society, often living their lives as that gender, and who may or may not choose to undergo sex reassignment surgery . Some people use the term to mean a transcendance of binary gender systems altogether so that they identify as neither of a pair of opposites .
An umbrella term used to describe anyone who differs from gender and sex norms. This includes drag queens/kings, pre- and post-op transsexuals, intersexuals (but not every intersexed person identifies as transgender because not all intersexuals go through transition), crossdressers, and people who are androgynous. Another term for transgender is gender variant.
A term used to include Transsexuals, Transvestites, and Crossdressers. It can also represent a person who, like a Transsexual, transitions - sometimes with the help of hormone therapy and/or cosmetic surgery - to live in the gender role of choice, but has not undergone, and generally does not intend to undergo, SRS (see No-Op).
An umbrella term for transgression of the binary gender system. May include surgical, hormonal, or non-hormonal changes to one's body or identity, which result in a gender identity different from the one assigned at birth. Within the binary gender system, 'transgender' is often used to refer to people who have or are now transitioning surgically or hormonally from either male to female ( MTF) or female to male ( FTM).
An umbrella term for those who blur the lines of traditional gender expression.
1. A political or social label that refers to people whose gender identity and/or presentation differs from traditional notions of gender identity and presentation. This can encompass people who seek legal/physical changes (transsexuals) as well as those who only occasionally present/identify their gender differently (crossdressers, drag kings, drag queens). 2. An individual identity used by some people as an alternative to transsexual (sometimes includes those who do not wish to undergo any surgical procedure to change their gender).
Crossing over or transcending the common social assignment of gender at birth to incorporate one or more aspects, traits, or characteristics of the other sex. [Virginia Prince originally used this term as a political concept to frame the diversity of gender expression.
(abbreviations: T, TG, trans) The all-embracing term for those whose gender identity or presentation conflicts with the 'norms' expected by the society they live in. Included in the overall transgender category are androgynes, transsexual people, transvestites, intersex people, bigendered people and others.
An umbrella term increasingly preferred by people whose appearance; personal characteristics or behaviors are gender role nonconforming. Also preferred by some people who are emotionally neither sex or both sexes or whose gender role expression is significantly different from what society expects of people of their sex. Transgender people may be heterosexual or gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
The umbrella term that includes all people who have a desire to experience qualities of the opposite gender; includes crossdressers and transsexuals.
A broad term used to describe the continuum of individuals whose gender identity and expression, to varying degrees, does not correspond with their genetic sex.
Umbrella term that covers anyone that in some way breaks or challenges traditional gender roles.
one whose inner gender identity or outward gender expression differs from the physical characteristics of their body at birth. Female-to-male (FTM) transgender people were born with female bodies but have a predominantly male gender identity; male-to-female (MTF) transgender people were born with male bodies but have a predominantly female gender identity.
An individual whose gender identification is different to that of their birth sex and/or does not reflect the socially accepted polarized gender system.
A blanket term for individuals who exhibit both male and female forms of gender expression.
a popular cover term designating those not traditionally male or female (i.e., between the genders), including crossdressers, transsexuals, intersexuals, gender dysphorics, and those for whom no label yet exists. Transgendered, transgenderism, transgenderist.
An umbrella term referring to anyone who's behavior, thoughts, or traits differ from the societal expectations for their sex. This group includes cross-dressers, transsexuals, intersexuals, gay men, lesbian women, and bisexuals.
One who lives as the opposite sex, not necessarily having undergone surgery or hormone treatments to "transform."
Transgender (, from trans (Latin) and gender (English) ) is an overarching term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative gender role (woman or man) commonly, but not always, assigned at birth, as well as the role traditionally held by society.